The Town Council sets its budget each year in October. This includes the "precept" which is the total amount of income requested from local Council Tax payers.
The Finances of the Town Council are overseen by the Policy & Finance Advisory Group, who examine the budget in depth and expenditure and income performance compared to budget targets. They meet 6 times a year and make recommendations to Full Council. To see the full budget for 2023-24, please refer to the pdf document below:
Orders for Payment:
Each month the council authorises the payment of expenses incurred. In order to improve transparency a decision was taken in August 2023 to begin publishing these documents.
Financial Year 2022-23
The Notice of Conclusion of the Audit and External Auditor's certificate for the Accounts 22-23 are shown below along with the Account.
The Annual Report for 2022-23 is attached below:
Financial Year 2021-22
The Notice of Conclusion of the Audit and External Auditor's certificate for the Accounts 21-22 are shown below along with the Account.
The Annual Report for 2021-22 is attached below:
Financial Year 2020-21
The Notice of Conclusion of the Audit and the External Auditor's certificate for the Accounts 20-21 are shown below along with the Accounts.
The Annual Report for 2020-21 is attached below:
The Accounts and audit certificates for previous financial years are shown below.
Financial Year 2019-20
The Accounts and Annual Reports for the financial years 2017-18, 2016-17 & 2015-16 are shown below. There were no matters arising from the external audits in any of these years. The Audit Certificates are shown below. The 2017-18 Accounts were audited by PKF Littlejohn. They were open for public inspection for the period 4th June to 13th July 2018. The notice and electors' rights are shown below. A listing of all payments over £500 in value during 2017-18 and the Council's Fixed Asset Register is also shown below.